FAYETTEVILLE — The ninth-ranked Diamond Hogs escaped an upset bid from Grambling with a 9-7 win within the 2023 house opener.
Arkansas scored 5 unanswered runs and the duo of Koty Frank and Brady Tygart held the Tigers scoreless within the last 4 2/3 innings of play.
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1. Terry Burrell III, CF
2. Kyle Walker, 2B
3. Trevor Hatton, LF
4. Cameron Bufford, 3B
5. Keylon Mack, 1B
6. Julian Murphy, C
7. Trey Ware, DH
8. Nasir Frederick, RF
9. Jose Vargas, SS
1. Tavian Josenberger, CF
2. Peyton Stovall, 2B
3. Jared Wegner, LF
4. Brady Slavens, 1B
5. Kendall Diggs, DH
6. Jace Bohrofen, RF
7. Jayson Jones, 3B
8. Parker Rowland, C
9. John Bolton, SS
Hatton makes Bybee pay for a leadoff stroll, taking him deep to left for an early 2-0 lead.
The Hogs threaten as Josenberger and Stovall attain, however Slavens hits a comfortable liner to left and Stovall is caught in no man’s land for an inning-ending double play.
Bybee settles down with a pair of strikeouts in a four-batter inning.
Jones attracts a two-out stroll and steals second, however Rowland hits an extended fly out and the Hogs come away with nothing.
Left-hander Zack Morris relieves Bybee after two innings. Walker singles to steer off the body, advances to second on a balk and scores on Bufford’s opposite-field single. Morris strands a pair of Tigers on the corners.
Josenberger leads off with a stroll, takes third on Stovall’s single to middle and scores on Wegner’s sacrifice fly. Stovall steals second, however Slavens strikes out to strand him.
Walker and Hatton gather consecutive two-out RBI knocks to increase the result in 4 runs and chase Morris from the sport. Righty Will McEntire enters in reduction and permits one other RBI single to make it 6-1. Bufford is caught stealing second to finish the inning.
Diggs leads off a two-run body with an infield single. He scores on Bohrofen’s RBI double, and Rowland plates the opposite run with an RBI groundout.
McEntire surrenders three hits, a stroll and a run towards the underside of the order, and his day is completed after simply two outs. Proper-hander Koty Frank makes his third look, and will get two outs with one pitch.
Boudreaux is completed after 4 innings, and lefty Ethan Bates enters in his place. Josenberger’s leadoff stroll kickstarts a two-run inning, that includes RBI knocks by Wegner and Slavens. Jones will get a golden alternative to do injury, however he as an alternative into an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded.
The Tigers go down to ensure that the primary time all afternoon. Frank will get via the inning with simply 12 pitches.
Rowland leads off with a single and scores on a double by Josenberger, his fourth time reaching base in as many plate appearances. The Razorback middle fielder is caught wandering on a excessive liner to second and will get doubled off to finish the risk.
Frank retires three of the 4 Tigers he faces for an additional scoreless body. He has eight outs towards eight batters confronted.
Wegner’s leadoff stroll turns right into a run on Bohrofen’s sacrifice fly. Diggs walks and takes second on a balk, however he’s stranded at second because the go-ahead run. The Hogs don’t have a success with two outs, and all they’ve left six males in scoring place.
Righty Brady Tygart relieves Frank and strikes out the primary two batters he sees. His errant throw to first prices him two bases, however he bounces again and induces a pop-up to maintain the rating degree.
Righty Javier Martinez enters to pitch for the Tigers, and he pays for a pair of free bases. Josenberger and Stovall each hit sac flies to middle to offer the Hogs their first lead of the day.
Tygart works round a leadoff single, putting out two of three batters to earn the win. The Hogs enhance to 3-1.